Re: Why are intepreters so slow today

John Nagle (
Sat, 16 Apr 1994 17:52:54 GMT (Alan Knight) writes:
>For one thing, this is a fairly pathological benchmark. I can't speak
>for Python, but none of the current Smalltalk implementations do very
>much optimization of floating point arithmetics. Smalltalk/V Mac, in
>particular, has abysmal floating point (you don't say which dialect
>you tried).

Arithmetic is a pathological benchmark. Right.

John Nagle